Little e's Kindergarten

Our experienced and creative team at Little e’s Kindergarten is passionate about building the foundations for learning. We dedicate ourselves to understanding children and their learning in a rich environment where children are viewed as God’s creation.

The Little e’s Kindergarten program, which is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, is offered to children the year prior to commencing Prep.  It has the endorsement of the Queensland Government and is approved for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. 

With two well-appointed classrooms and an inviting outdoor space, our open program supports the holistic development of each child, with a particular focus on the social and emotional domains.

Our doors are open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year.  The service closes for all public holidays and over the period between Christmas and New Year.  The licensed capacity at Little e’s is 44 children per day and we have a permanent, caring team of 9 educators who guide and support each child’s daily experiences and participation.

Quick facts:

  • 2 classrooms with 22 children each per day
  • Full-time early childhood teacher based in each classroom
  • Music Program – 4 days per week
  • Sports Program – 4 days per week
  • Monthly incursions included

Little e's is included in the Emmanuel College Open Day each year which provides a great opportunity to see the facilities and meet our teaching staff. 

The Little e’s Centre sits within a leafy, shaded corner of the Emmanuel College campus. With ample space for exploring the gardens, a digging patch and a large sandpit. There is also a long covered verandah area with tables for our intentionally planned experiences. Combined with interesting fixed playground structures, the outdoor environment is inviting, peaceful and naturally beautiful.

The large, well-resourced classrooms allow for a variety of indoor experiences to take place without crowding. Regular incursions and music lessons are hosted indoors with plenty of space for interactive participation, in air-conditioned comfort during those warmer months of the year. Each child is allocated a home room where they develop a strong sense of belonging through the thoughtfully planned program. Children are also able to explore the other classroom and outdoor area to pursue their individual interests.

Access is convenient with level entry from the adjacent car park. As part of the weekly program Little e’s Kindergarten also utilises facilities on the College campus; in particular the library, various sporting facilities and the Chapel.

Read more about our Philosophy...

Applying to Enrol at Little e's

  • Applications open on 1 April prior to the year of attendance.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • No advance waiting list is available.
  • There is no fee to apply for a Kindergarten position.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $450 is required once an offer for placement is accepted.
    $400 of this is applied to the fee account on commencement.
  • Applicants will be notified of the enrolment decision via email once all applications are assessed. We endeavour to confirm our offers of places by June.
  • Please note that we do not guarantee to interview every applicant as there are generally many more applications than available places.
  • Children enrolling at Little e's are required to turn 4 prior to the 1st of April the year of enrolment. If your child has a birthdate post 1st April, we recommend enrolment the following year.

Parents who would like their child to attend Prep at Emmanuel College need to complete a separate application form at least 12 months prior to their desired entry. Due to high demand, Prep entry is not guaranteed.

Please take the time to read our Philosophy to ensure our service is exactly what you are seeking for your child. More detailed information is included in our Little e's Handbook.

Fees 2024

$125 for a 10 or 11 hour session.

Families can apply for Child Care Subsidy through Centrelink, individual family circumstances apply.

If you have any questions regarding enrolment, please contact the Director of Little e's:

(07) 5510 6225